Dog Walk Flowers

Most days I drive to Leradale to give the dogs a good run.

The grass is not too high and they love it there.

Suddenly it feels like autumn is on its way, which is a bit early in my book.

It’s the colour – there has been a subtle change.  It’s definitely there.

Still, there are lots of flowers around (immediately grabs book for identification).

So here goes….. and, remember, tell me when I’m wrong, please.



Someone asked if the heather smells lovely and the answer is a unanimous YES!

It is incredible.  In the field there is a huge aroma of the best honey in the world especially when walking through it all.  It is intoxicatingly wonderful and I am always amazed.



Marsh willowherb

Grass of Parnassus

Marsh Lousewort

Red clover

Marsh thistle

Devil’s-bit Scabious

Devil’s-bit Scabious

Round-leaved Sundew


And, lastly, Pepper prefers to paddle in every stream….

…. while Ted prefers to keep his feet dry and likes to cross the ditch via the bridge!  I’m with Ted on this.


7 thoughts on “Dog Walk Flowers

  1. Rebecca Final

    Your wildflowers are so beautiful. They would probably be passed over if you didn’t get the up-close photos of them so we could see the detail. Thank you. Seeing the picture of Pepper in the water made me immediately think of your BeAnne and how if there was water, she was in it. Always a soggy little dog.

  2. Sam

    Lovely flowers but far too early for Autumn. Perhaps the color is due to the lack of sun?
    I agree with Ted, dry feet.

  3. Judith

    Lovely flowers; marsh willow herb and grass of Parnassus are totally new to me and I’ve only seen devil’s bit scabious in your photo yesterday. I’ve just sown some scabious seeds the other day so I hope they’ll make it. It’s feeling “backendish”, as my father used to call it, round here too – and we’re all the way south in West Yorkshire. The leaves are a darker green and a few are falling.

  4. Judith Garbutt

    Some stunning flower pictures, Frances! You should submit them to Countryfile – I’m sure they could choose some to go in their calendar!

  5. Kara

    I never grow tired of your flower photos. They’re so different from the native flora here in the Northeastern US! They’re tiny, but so colorful and interesting!


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